Meatloaf

After a few days in uk I felt that it was time for some real traditional Swedish dish. I went straight ahead for meatloaf since it’s really tasteful, easy to make and you can do a lot so there will be a bunch of lunch boxes for the rest of the week.

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Meatloaf is served in every Swedish home (more or less) and I can really recommend it! It’s not strongly flavored, like most of the Swedish dishes, so it will be absolutely perfect as a family meal, or as a big get together dinner when there is children involved. Anyway, you should try it out!

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One big meatloaf, serves 8 people
2 kg of minced meat (a blend of beef and pork)
2 dl milk
1 1/2 dl cream
1 1/2 dl bread crumbs
2 eggs
2 onions
5 tsp salt
4 tsp white and black pepper

Soy sauce
Stock cube
5 dl water

Mix the onions in a blender until you get a smooth paste. Blend it with milk, cream, bread crumbs and eggs. Let the mixture swell for about ten minutes. Blend the bread crumbs mix with the minced meat and the spices. Form a loaf and put it in a form. Brush the loaf with soy sauce and crumble a stock cube over it, pour the water into the form and put the loaf in the oven for about 1 1/2 hour in 175 degrees Celsius.

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Brown sauce

When one hour has passed, take the meat juice from the form and pour it into a sauce pan. Add 5-7 dl of milk/cream and a spoon of blackcurrant gel. Use some thickening to get the texture you prefer and add some salt and pepper if needed. Serve the meatloaf and brown sauce with some vegetables and potatoes.

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